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Edinburgh & Lothian Herald & Post (defunct)

The Edinburgh & Lothian Herald & Post (“incorporating the Lothian Times“) was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper distributed to households in most parts of the City of Edinburgh and neighbouring satellite towns and suburbs in Midlothian, including Musselburgh, Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg and Penicuik but excluding Easthouses, Gorebridge and Roslin, and across the Forth into Dunfermline, Rosyth and south-western Fife.

It was founded in 1978 as the Edinburgh Advertiser and renamed the Edinburgh Herald & Post in 1989. It was published by The Scotsman Publications Ltd, a branch of the nationwide group of publishers of regional newspapers, Johnston Press, as one of a series of Herald & Post newspapers. (None of the series now remains in print: the Herald & Post Fife closed in October 2010, and the other, the West Lothian Herald & Post, was withdrawn in July 2012). Until a couple of years ago it was known as the Herald & Post Edinburgh.

It shared editorial offices with the company’s other publications, The Scotsman, the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotland on Sunday. It had no website of its own; the link below is to the Evening News‘s website.

It came out on Thursdays. An e-edition was also available free on the website.

At the time of its closure it was Edinburgh‘s only freesheet. Scotsman Publications decided it was “no longer financially viable” and closed it after a final edition on 23 October 2011.